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    Vintage Heuer parts and servicing

    Hi

    I am looking to get a vintage Heuer Bund serviced and the crown tube replaced. I have contacted a number of the specialist watch repairers (eg Genesis) and some have said they don’t service Heuers due to a lack of parts availability.

    The service should be pretty straightforward, does anyone have recent experience of someone who can get the parts and will service a vintage Heuer? Any recommendations gratefully received.

    Thanks

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    For parts, try

    Thomas Heydolph - theydolph@t-online.de

    He trades as 'namib' on MWR and is very helpful.

    My Bund is currently with Simon Freese

    http://www.simonfreesewatchmakers.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Hi

    I am looking to get a vintage Heuer Bund serviced and the crown tube replaced. I have contacted a number of the specialist watch repairers (eg Genesis) and some have said they don’t service Heuers due to a lack of parts availability.

    The service should be pretty straightforward, does anyone have recent experience of someone who can get the parts and will service a vintage Heuer? Any recommendations gratefully received.

    Thanks
    I’ve got a box of bits somewhere. Used to have crowns and pushers too but none left. Here’s some pictures. Can try and help if you get stuck.

    http://www.chronocentric.com/forums/...=read;id=77323
    Last edited by HookedSeven; 14th August 2019 at 10:43.

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    I’ve used Richard Askham (watch spot) with great results

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    Yep I second Rich.

    Steve

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    I currently have a Heuer with Rich, he's done a few of mine, and I've had one done by Simon Freese too.
    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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    Be prepared to wait a year. It’s worth it.

    He did a watch for me and he’s a cut above

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    Thanks all. I did contact Simon Freese but haven’t had a reply. Will try the others.

    Seems like a long wait wherever I look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandanthewatchman View Post
    Abel Court

    Be prepared to wait a year. It’s worth it.

    He did a watch for me and he’s a cut above
    Abel's the only person to go to for a full restoration, his case lapping is second to none. For a basic service and new crown tube it's overkill really. Rich or Simon (and Duncan Potter at Genesis - he's done one of mine too) are extremely good at what they do without the added expense of postage and insurance to Belgium, and you don't have to wait as long.
    You can live in your car but you can't drive your house.

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    I contacted Duncan and he said he no longer services vintage Heuer’s due to parts availability.

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